President and Chief Executive Officer
Elected to the board November 12, 2014 Timothy O’Shaughnessy became president and chief executive officer of Graham Holdings, effective November 2015. O'Shaughnessy joined the Company as president in 2014 to oversee investments and acquisitions, and to help set a new direction following the sale of The Washington Post. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of LivingSocial, which he co-founded in 2007. During his tenure, the e-commerce and marketing company grew sales to nearly $2
Senior Vice President–Finance Chief Financial Officer
Wallace R. Cooney, senior vice president–finance and chief financial officer, joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 2001 as controller. He became the vice president -finance and chief accounting officer in 2009 and served in that role until 2017. From 1997 to 2001, he was director of financial reporting at Gannett Co., Inc. Cooney began his career with Price Waterhouse LLP in 1985, serving three years in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 1991 to 1994 and as a
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Nicole Maddrey joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in August 2007. Previously, she served as attorney-advisor and later as special counsel at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance. Before joining the staff of the SEC, she was an associate in the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge, PC, in Baltimore, MD. Maddrey received a BA in communications from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD with honors from the
Senior Vice President – Planning and Development
Jake Maas, senior vice president of planning and development, joined Graham Holdings Company in October 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Maas spent 7 years at LivingSocial in a variety of leadership roles to include chief financial officer, executive vice president of operations, and head of corporate development. He helped grow the company from a small startup to a global enterprise with nearly $2 billion in sales. Previously, Maas served as a managing director at Revolution Health Group,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaplan, Inc. Executive Vice President, Graham Holdings Company
Andrew S. Rosen is Chairman of Kaplan, Inc., among the largest, most diverse global education organizations and the largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. He also serves as Executive Vice President of Graham Holdings. Throughout his two-decade career at Kaplan, Rosen has helped pioneer much of the company’s innovation and growth, with a focus on student success and outcomes. These include the founding of Concord Law School, the first fully online law school in the U.S.; the development
Vice President Chief Human Resources Officer
Denise Demeter joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 1986 and previously served as Vice President–Human Resources; Senior Director, Pension & Savings Plans; Director, Flexible Benefits; and Director, HRIS. Demeter received a BA from The Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
Vice President–Information Security and Privacy
Stacey Halota joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 2003. She leads the development and implementation of information security and privacy programs, including Sarbanes Oxley, privacy law, Payment Card Industry compliance and other data protection efforts. Halota has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology, security and privacy field. Before joining Graham Holdings, she served as the federal government and southeast region leader of Guardent
Vice President–Corporate Audit Services
Jocelyn Henderson joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 2005 as assistant controller. She took over the Company’s internal audit function in 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Henderson spent much of her professional career in Atlanta as assistant vice president of corporate audit and director of external reporting for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. She also worked in audit management and accounting capacities at Phelps Dodge Corporation and The Coca-Cola
Anthony Lyddane, vice president-tax, joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 1989 and previously served as manager and director of tax.. Lyddane began his career with Price Waterhouse in 1981 after receiving his MBA from the University of Michigan and BS in accounting from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tax Executives Institute.
Vice President and Treasurer
Daniel J. Lynch is vice president and treasurer of Graham Holdings Company. He joined the Company in October 1996; he was elected treasurer in 1997 and to his current position in September 2008. Before joining Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company), Lynch worked for 18 years in numerous financial, planning, and analysis positions for Mobil Corporation. In addition to his responsibilities at the Company, Lynch serves as assistant treasurer of the Philip L.
Vice President–Corporate Affairs & Chief Communications Officer
Pinkie Dent Mayfield is vice president-corporate affairs and special assistant to the chairman of Graham Holdings Company. Previously, she has been assistant treasurer and vice president-corporate solutions. Mayfield joined Graham Holdings (then The Washington Post Company) in 1998 as the corporate cash manager. Prior to joining the Company, Mayfield was a vice president and trust officer at NationsBank (now Bank of America), where she worked in the Investment Services Division as part of the
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Marcel A. Snyman, vice president and chief accounting officer, joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in July 2008 as director of accounting policy. Previously, he served as the controller and assistant controller. Snyman, a certified public accountant and chartered accountant, began his career with KPMG South Africa in 1997, before moving to the United States in 2003, where he worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP as a senior manager in McLean, VA before joining the
Vice President–Risk Management
Theresa A. Wilson joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 1987 as a member of the Treasury group, and subsequently served as risk manager and director of risk management before being named vice president–risk management. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience in risk management, during which she earned an Associate in Risk Management designation (1992) and served as a member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society.
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Elaine Wolff joined Graham Holdings Company in April 2015. Previously, she was a partner at Jenner & Block, LLP where she specialized in corporate finance, securities law and corporate governance. Earlier in her career, Wolff served as a Legal Branch Chief at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance. Before joining the staff of the SEC, she represented companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including the preparation of registration and proxy
Emily Derr Firippis is the assistant treasurer of Graham Holdings Company. She is responsible for oversight and administration of all cash management activities and banking relationships. Firippis joined the Company in November 2014 as corporate cash manager and was elected to her current position in 2016. Prior joining the Company, she held several positions in treasury and finance at Lockheed Martin Corporation where she began her career. Firippis is a member of the Association for Financial